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 News    July 2, 2020 

First COVID-19 death recorded in NCDHD region

North Central District Health Department reported June 24, an Antelope County resident, in his 70s, was determined to be the first COVID-related death in the region. The individual was reported to have underlying health conditions. On June 29, NCDHD...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    June 25, 2020

Red Cross tests for coronavirus antibodies

When the Red Cross visits Clearwater, July 14, for a blood drive, the organization will offer testing for COVID-19 antibodies. The organization began testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations,...

 

COVID-19 cases reported in Knox County

North Central District Health Department has been made aware of two additional positive COVID-19 cases in Knox County. The first case, through contact investigations, has been deemed to be from community spread. Close contacts have been identified...

 

COVID-19 testing planned in O'Neill

New COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the North Central District Health Department region. Monday, NCDHD was made aware of another positive case in Pierce County. On Friday, the health department was made aware of an additional positive case in Pi...

 

Ricketts announces new health measures

On May 21, Governor Pete Ricketts announced new directed health measures will take effect June 1. Phase one reopening DHMs will apply to the Central District Health Department - Hall, Hamilton and Mer...

 

COVID-19 testing planned in O'Neill

North Central District Health Department, on Friday, was made aware of an additional positive case in Pierce County. The individual contracted the illness through direct contact with a confirmed case. This brings the number of cases in Pierce County...

 
 By Elizabeth Odell    News    May 21, 2020

The science of soap

Recently, hand washing has become a much-publicized defense against coronavirus and soap is the weapon of choice. Perhaps you can still hear your mother's voice as you walked through the kitchen...

 

NCDHD reports eighth positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County

North Central District Health Department was made aware Friday of a positive case in Antelope County. The case was due to direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case. All close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine. Yesterday, NCDHD...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Holt County records first COVID-19 case

North Central District Health Department was made aware of the first positive COVID-19 case in Holt County, they announced Sunday evening. The individual resides in Holt County but is currently in quarantine outside of the district. The individual...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Additional COVID-19 cases noted in Antelope, Knox counties

North Central District Health Department announced Thursday, May 7, it was made aware of two psotive COVID-19 cases. One individual resides in Antelope County and contracted the illness due to direct exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case. The...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

NCDHD to host testing event in Neligh, Valentine

North Central District Health Department will be hosting two additional mass testing events in partnership with the Nebraska National Guard. Testing will take place Tuesday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 1...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

More COVID-19 cases reported in NCDHD region

North Central District Health Department said Sunday, it had been made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. NCDHD is in the process of contacting the individual using various means. A...

 

Second positive COVID-19 case identified in Antelope County

On Saturday, April 25, North Central District Health Department reported it was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. This is the second positive case in the county. NCDHD initiated contact investigations with the individual and...

 

Governer announces changes to DHMs

Ten district health department areas across the state, including North Central District Health Department, which includes Antelope and Holt counties, will have changes to restrictions on social gatherings and business operations, beginning May 4. Gov...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 30, 2020

Ricketts announces state testing plan

On April 21, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a plan for testing for COVID-19. A public-private partnership will expand testing over several weeks. Per program guidelines, residents will be able...

 

Third positive case of COVID-19 identified in Antelope County

A third case of COVID-19 has been identified in Antelope County. North Central District Health Department, in O'Neill, was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case. The individual and their family are...

 

First COVID-19 case noted in Holt County

North Central District Health Department was made aware of the first positive COVID-19 case in Holt County. The individual resides in Holt County but is currently in quarantine outside of the district. The case was exposed in a county outside of the...

 
 By Sandy Schroth    News    April 23, 2020

Commissioners declare pandemic disaster

After seeking advice from county attorney Joe Abler, the Antelope County commissioners approved issuing a COVID-19 pandemic disaster declaration for Antelope County, beginning Jan. 31, and...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 23, 2020

Trial runs allow hospital to fine-tune preparedness procedures

Prepared. Diane Carlin, chief executive officer of Antelope Memorial Hospital, used the word to describe staff members' efforts to be prepared if the health care facility in Neligh is faced with an...

 

Second case of COVID-19 reported in Antelope County

On Saturday, April 25, North Central District Health Department reported it was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County. This is the second positive case in the county. NCDHD...

 

Putting COVID-19 to the test

A team of Nebraska Air and Army National Guard members arrived in O'Neill and Bloomfield Friday. Their mission: complete critical COVID-19 testing. North Central District Health Department assisted...

 

Tracking another week of record jobless claims in Nebraska

By Matt Waite, UNL Data Journalism Professor The 16,381 initial unemployment claims last week are a 39% drop from the peak of 27,054 the previous week. However, that current number is still 1,962% hig...

 
 By William Bauer    News    April 23, 2020

Senators: Herd immunity rather than social distancing to help

Two state senators want Nebraska to loosen restrictions enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus to help the state’s hurting economy. Sen. Steve Halloran, of Hastings, and Sen. Steve Erdman, of Bayard, said they believe fear and panic...

 

USDA service center open for phone appointments

The Antelope County USDA Service Center will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    News    April 23, 2020

Mental health check:

Between stay-at-home orders, a slowing economy and health concerns, the COVID-19 pandemic has people feeling on edge. Diane Carlin, chief executive officer at Antelope Memorial Hospital, said...

 

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